Simplify for Success - Conversation with Wendy Riggs

Wendy Riggs, the Managing Member of IGC Global, was the guest on Simplify for Success, a podcast series presented by Meru Data and hosted by Priya Keshav. In the podcast, Wendy discusses her experience in developing and implementing an enterprise-wide IG program. She shares her thoughts around simplification and how to build a business case for IG, getting user adoption, and change management. 

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*Views and opinions expressed by guests do not necessarily reflect the view of Meru Data.*


Priya Keshav

Hello everyone, welcome to our podcast around simplifying for success. Simplification requires discipline and clarity of thought. This is not often easy in today's rapid pace work environment. We have invited a few colleagues in data and information governance space to share their strategies and approaches for simplification.

Today, we will be talking to Wendy Riggs. Wendy most recently led legal operations and information governance at Airbnb. She has extensive experience providing strategic advice to internal and external teams. She has proven ability to identify deficiencies in complex workflows and implement customized, cost-efficient processes. She has great experience and tips to share with us today.

Hi Wendy, thank you for joining us.

Wendy Riggs

Hi Priya, I'm super happy to be here.

Thanks for having me.

Priya Keshav

You have had many years of experience in developing and implementing enterprise-wide IG programs in the technology industry.

How do you build a business case for IG? Any tips that you can share?

Wendy Riggs

Yes, getting funding for a true IG program prior to GDPR was very difficult. We were more focused on IG in a very reactive way, and it was via eDiscovery. In my experience, much of the data mapping and creation of policies and retention schedules around IG prior to GDPR compliance was driven by litigat